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Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State

England, Japan, and China

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$67.50 • £54.95 • €61.00

ISBN 9780674072787

Publication Date: 03/01/2013


328 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 7 graphs, 1 table


A genuinely important piece of scholarship that has the potential to become a benchmark in the literature. The author combines new institutionalism, comparative historical sociology, and first-rate historical scholarship to make a novel and compelling explanation for the rise of the modern fiscal state. This book will be of particular interest today, given its relevance to the debt and credit crises that so many countries in the developed world are currently experiencing.—Daniel Little, University of Michigan–Dearborn

An outstanding work that takes on a classic subject in a new way. In its sweeping transnational synthesis, careful research, and perceptive analysis, Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State is a major achievement, the first of its kind in its field.—Mark Metzler, University of Texas at Austin

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